Teleza Daniels

Teleza Daniels is the Program Director of The Iowa Center Women’s Business Center. Teleza’s role at The Iowa Center involves strategically organizing and implementing programs to train and individually counsel Iowans, specifically women, interested in starting or growing a business. Teleza is a certified in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace by University of South Florida Muma College of Business and a Certified Credit Counselor, and enjoys assisting clients with their credit, budget, financial statements, business plans, and whatever else she can to make each client successful.  Teleza is known as the cheerleader for The Iowa Center and for our clients—you can often find Teleza out in the community supporting every small business that comes to The Iowa Center.

More About TJ

What I love to do: My favorite activity is spending time with my son. Cooking dinner together, Playing Call of Duty Cold War to Traveling to the Atlantic Ocean (next stop after the pandemic is the Pacific Ocean). He even still laughs at my jokes for that I will be eternally grateful.

Why I work at the Iowa Center: I feel that there are many people that do not have the knowledge or tools to advance their idea or hobby into a small business, and that’s where I get to step in. There is no better feeling than to walk into a small business with my son and have him ask me, “Is this a small business you helped, Mom?” And then to say  “Yes, I did. Let’s go meet my friend.”

Ask me about … Video games (consoles not PC). Retail/online arbitrage and selling on ANY online platform. Where to find the most budget friendly meal in any category in any of the greater Des Moines areas.

I dream of a day when…All people are allowed an equal standing in society regardless of race, gender, age, disabilities or socioeconomic status. “Good things happen to those who hustle” -Anais Nin

A few of my favorite small businesses: I try to support every small business that comes through our doors, so my favorites are rotating. I also am a big fan of small businesses that sell food…Big Acai Bowl, Mia Patria, Tacos La Familia, Lola’s Kitchen, Kathmandu Restaurant and the list goes on​

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